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My knit for victory choice


I’ve spontaneously decided to join Tasha’s Knit for Victory knitting challenge! I’m currently without a knitting project, and I fancy knitting something for myself again, after months of Milo knitting. I don’t really know too much about 1940s knitwear styles, and I guess dressing ‘vintage’ is something I’ve increasingly moved away from (not that I ever was much of a literal dresser, mainly due to the fact that I don’t have the hair or perseverance to do the hair styles, and without that even the most literal outfit won’t actually look that vintage), but then Tasha posted about 1940s style accessories for inspiration and included the Ysolda Teague snapdragon tam. And if slightly cabled slouchy berets are a 40s thing, well, then I’m in!


I have decided to make the Brambles Beret. This one’s not even slouchy, but a very traditional beret pattern, so presumably that make it more forties? Anyway, I love it, and that’s enough for me! It will be my first time doing cables. It’s not something I’m worried about, and I understand how they work, but I’ve never done them before!

And this is the yarn I’ll be using

Knit for victory yarn

It’s Mirasol Hacho, which is 100% Merino wool. I’m currently in a major stashbusting phase, and this I’ve had for ages. They don’t even seem to make this yarn any more! I got given it by Dave’s mum years ago, and used one skein to make an anthro inspired scarflet. I reckon the beret will use just under two skeins, so if anyone has suggestions for something matching to do with the last one (gloves maybe) do tell!

I’ll probably not start this til the Christmas holidays, but hopefully two and a half weeks off will give me enough time!

And in the meantime, I will continue to crochet granny squares for charity! This has just been extended til after Christmas to allow for holiday crafting, so do please join me! All the info in the post.

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  • Rhianne 18 November 2013, 9:17 am

    ohh lovely, I’ve been looking for crochet patterns for me as well as I’ve made so many gifts lately. I love the wool
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  • Desiree 18 November 2013, 9:29 am

    Oh what a lovely choice of wool for your knitting challenge Franca and it will be most satisfying to finally dive into your stash. x
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  • mary 18 November 2013, 2:23 pm

    oh what wonderful yarn! love the hat pattern

  • Clare B 19 November 2013, 11:26 am

    I knit this last winter for me – loved the pattern, loved how it turned out only I totally stuffed up the gauge and it ended up being E sized… she promptly lost it at the park on it’s first outing. Oh well, I like to think that some other Mama picked it up, realised it was a hand knit and is loving it on their kids now.

    • Franca 20 November 2013, 8:06 pm

      that’s good to know! I never swatch so will this time!

  • Carina 19 November 2013, 5:46 pm

    Oooh Merinowolle,wie kuschelig <3
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  • Lorena 19 November 2013, 10:05 pm

    Oh i love the berets, and with the beautiful yarn and your skills I am sure you will do a great job.

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